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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2005, 01:30 AM
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I have the 350 in my burban sometimes when its hot out and I drive for a while and shut my truck off it wont start up again. the starter turns the engine ok but the engine wont start up. After about an hour or two I can go out and it starts right up no problem. I've heard that the 350 has a problem when the starter gets to hot it wont let the engine start. Does anyone Know if this is true or does anyone have an idea what it could be. Any help would be deeply appreciated. [img]images/graemlins/wall.gif[/img]
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2005, 11:28 AM
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Re: problem starting

The starter solienoid gets hot and gets screwy, ive never had the problem happen to me, but i thought if this was the case it wouldnt turn the motor over at all. They maek remote mount solienoids, there not that expensive, if this turns out to be the problem then its definetly something to look into.
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Re: problem starting

I've seen them not start because the starter solenoid got to hot. They make heat shields for them, and also remote solenoid's.
I also had a truck with the exact symptom's yours has and it turned out to be a bad battery.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 01:27 AM
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Re: problem starting

Did yours still turn the engine good? And was it only sometimes, and only when hot?
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Re: problem starting

Your starter solenoid is pretty much junk. Yes they do make heat shields but they aren't even worth the hassle to put on. I fried 5 or 6 starters last year, on my '93 K1500. Twice I had it packed full of mud, the other 3 or 4 times was because my exhaust got to hot and smoked it. You best bet is to grab a Summit or Jegg's cataloge, and buy a remote solenoid kit for a Chevy, $25 for the solenoid and all the wiring. And if you happen to junk that one, just pop it off, and go get a similar one for a Ford. Also going up and down my road didn't help it either, I was consitently 'mud bogging'. My road gets so bad that I've framed my '93 on 31's and 33's driving on the shoulder and sides of the road. There's been plenty of times when she didn't want to start, and led me to a new starter.
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